Emergency Aid

Emergency Assistance

The Student Success Fund provides support to students who are most at risk of abandoning their education due to financial hardship.  The fund is designed to meet specific needs directly or indirectly related to a student’s successful progression through the college.

The maximum award is $500 and can be used for emergency expenses such as utility bills, transportation, child care, groceries, and other needs that may be a barrier to degree completion. Please note this is not a cash award. Awards are made directly toward the urgent need through direct payment to service providers or through gift cards restricted for specific uses.

Emergency assistance is not intended to pay for tuition, exams, books, tools or supplies. (If you need assistance covering the costs associated with tuition, exam, books, tools or supplies, please apply to our regular scholarship program.)

Students must be currently registered in at least their second quarter, in good standing as verified by their instructor and unofficial transcript, and have unmet need confirmed by the Financial Aid office.

Please read the directions carefully and fill out the application completely. Please contact LeAnn Dreier ldreier@batestech.edu if you have questions.

If you need assistance, please contact LeAnn Dreier, Development Specialist, at 253.680.7160 or ldreier@batestech.edu.

Bates Technical College offers classes in multiple formats. Lectures are remote and labs are on campus with reduced size, using strict safety precautions. We aim to provide a complete educational experience while prioritizing the safety of all students and employees. Learn how we keep students and employees healthy and safe on our COVID-19 resource page.